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ISIS destroys a mosque built by a ‘scourge of the crusaders’ – Nur ad-Din

It’s been reported that the thugs of ISIS have blown up an 800 year old mosque built during the Crusades by Nur ad-Din, a Saracen ruler described during his lifetime as a scourge of the crusader armies. Up until recently,…

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The Citadel of Aleppo

One of the tragedies of the current civil war in Syria is how difficult it is for most of us to visit this beautiful country and its many medieval and Roman sites – including the splendid crusader fortress at Krak…

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Horrible things that happened in medieval sieges!

Some of the brutality and horror that used to occur during medieval sieges to intimidate the enemy

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